A Brazilian beauty pageant runner-up stole the crown right off the winner's head.

A Brazilian beauty pageant runner-up stole the crown right off the winner's head.
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When beauty turns ugly.

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Pettiness is not skin deep.

What qualities befit a beauty queen? She must be beautiful, but not ostentatiously so. She must exude charm, and yet reveal an earnest vulnerability. She should carry with her an air of regality, while still presenting herself as approachable. And above all, she must appear to be above the fray, divulging not an iota of pettiness or contentiousness.

That said, it's hard to see quite why Brazilian beauty pageant contestant Sheislan Hayal—seen here tearing the crown from the head of Miss Amazonas winner Carolina Toledo's head in a fit of jealousy—only made it to runner-up. She was clearly robbed:

She later explained her actions to Brazilian newspaper Globo:

"What I did was not on impulse, [it] was to show Manaus, Brazil and the world, that money cannot buy everything. I didn't do it for me but for other candidates ... She didn't deserve the title."

Such nobility!

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